THERE are still a few weeks left to nominate borough unsung heroes as part of the Mayor of Dudley’s Civic Awards.

With the closing date on February 18, residents are being urged to put forward those people they think have gone the extra mile in the community, to be honoured in the tenth annual awards.

This year, the competition is hosted in association with Cougar Monitoring, with borough businesses sponsoring each of the categories, which are named after the borough’s famous residents.

Marketing Force is sponsoring the new William Shenstone award for environment, which has been added to the accolades this year to honour the famous landscape gardener.

The other usual categories include the Duncan Edwards award for sport, sponsored by Alliance Leisure, the Cedric Hardwicke award for arts sponsored by Stourbridge College, the Frank Foley award for community spirit sponsored by Castle and Crystal Credit Union and the Thomas Attwood award for education which is sponsored by Computeach.

Councillor Melvyn Mottram, Mayor of Dudley, said: “We want to hear about the people who make communities a fantastic place to live. It’s so easy for people to get in touch and help us give these people to recognition they deserve.”

Nominations can be submitted online at or by picking up a nomination form which are available at all borough libraries, which can then be returned by using the Freepost address.

A sixth trophy will also be presented to a publically chosen person, from four people personally put forward by the Mayor, Councillor Melvyn Mottram, who he feels has stood out to him during his time in office.


All winners and runners-up will be decided in March, with prizes presented during a civic ceremony later in the month.